Glen Elder Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers
ALL HUNTERS at Glen Elder WA are required to check-in AND check-out daily. Go to and check in using your licensing login credentials.

This regulation went into effect on September 1, 2017.

It is YOUR responsibility to know a property's regulations, refuge(s) and duck zone boundaries, etc. BEFORE you hunt. 

Click here for a detailed map of the refuges, youth area, and State Park boundaries.

Open Light Geese Conservation season 2/14/2022- 4/30/2022

Survey run 2/23/2022 

150,000 Snow Geese.  Geese are moving around a lot and numbers are highly variable day to day. 

Glen Elder map

Water level Lake is about a foot low.  Lots of bare mudflats around the entire lake.     
Hunting conditions Poor
Expected hunting success

Poor.  Duck Season is closed. Dark Geese Seasons are closed

Light Geese Conservation Order - 2/14/2022- 4/30/2022

Large numbers of snow geese are using Glen Elder.


Granite Creek boat ramp is closed November 1 through January 31, 2021.

The Carr Creek boat ramp may be challenging to utilize while water levels are low as there is a lot of silt buildup in that creek.

Low Plains Early Zone season is closed for the season.  This zone includes the area NORTH of US Hwy 24. 

Low Plains Late Duck Zone season Re-opens 1/22/22 to 1/30/22.  This zone includes the area SOUTH of Hwy 24. 

Dark geese season will remain open thru 2/13/22.

Whitefront season will be 10/30/21 to 1/2/22 and 1/22/22 thru 2/13/22

Light geese season will remain open thru 2/13/22.  Conservation season will run 2/14/22 thru 4/30/22.

Cawker City and Granite Creek Refuge closure dates are November 1st - January 31st.

The Youth/ Mentor hunting area is located in the Granite Creek Refuge and is in effect from October 1 - January 31. Waterfowl hunting from the shoreline area is allowed in the Youth-Mentor Area as long as EACH adult is hunting with a youth 17 years or younger. Boats of any sort are prohibited in the Granite Creek Refuge.

Zebra Mussels have been confirmed in Waconda Lake. Be sure to dry boats and equipment before moving to other waters.